The Perigord Property Blog
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:44

Electrical Installations in France

Before you buy a house in France a set of diagnostic surveys will be supplied to you by the agents or the seller – one of these surveys will be for the electrical installation and will include checks on earth faults as well as dangerous and bad installations. This survey is a good starting point and should highlight any major problems that you can then discuss with your electrician.

Sunday, 09 June 2013 06:45

Guide to renovation projects

Whether you’re looking for a cheap barn to convert or a ‘grand designs’ project, Karen Tait discovers France delivers on all counts

 The idea of renovating a tumbledown barn, cottage or even château in France has an enduring appeal. Luckily for would-be renovators, France offers a wealth of opportunities from rural retreats to townhouses, compact cottages to rambling mansions, and properties just requiring a ‘refresh’ to those which need everything doing.

Thursday, 28 February 2013 00:00

Renovation Case Study

Every so often we hope to publish articles about real renovation projects. Included in these articles will be details of costs and problems encountered during a real project. The aim of these articles is to help people decide whether renovation is for them, to give real costs which can be applied to other projects and to highlight some of the pitfalls.